Monthly Archives: October 2015

Re-vamped raised beds

It’s been 8 years since I put up the original raised beds in the back garden and started growing veg and it was long overdue for an overhaul. I used gravel boards which have done well considering they were a cheap material and quite thin but I now wanted something that looked better and would last for a long time.


Originally there were two beds – one of 18ftx6ft and one of 12ftx6ft.


These were replaced by six new beds of various sizes with shingle paths all round.



The timber is much thicker and should last for 15 years. I’m looking forward to planting these up next spring.